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Issue #108
November 2014

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Editorial

Dear members,

I am delighted to welcome two new members to the Polis network: Nantes Metropole in France and Thessaloniki's Public Transport Authority (ThePTA) in Greece both joined the network in October. We look forward to a fruitful cooperation and exchange!

You can read more about the five latest members that joined the Polis network in this InfoPolis.

We are also pleased to inform you that the Italian Minister of Transport, Maurizio Lupi, has just confirmed he will join us at the 2014 Annual Polis Conference. The current president of the Council of the European Union will complement an impressive group of high level panellists including the Spanish Minister for Transport, Ana María Pastor Julián, Madrid's mayor Ana Botella Serrano, and the International Transport Forum's Secretary General José Viegas, to name just a few. Read more about the 2014 Conference panellists here.

Finally, I take this occasion to urge all our members to register quickly for the Annual General Assembly and the Polis Conference in Madrid if you have not done so yet! Registration will close on 17 November, so make sure to secure your seat!

I wish you a pleasant read.

Yours sincerely,

Karen Vancluysen
Executive Director

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QUICK NEWS

ECOMM 2015: Call for papers

Polis member Utrecht will host next year's European Conference on Mobility Management (ECOMM) from 20-22 May 2015. Papers can be submitted until 9 December. Read more.

London launches 4 billion pound road modernisation plan

London's latest road investment programme includes improvements for active modes and vulnerable road users' safety at traffic lights. tfl.gov.uk/roadplan

Latest Tweets

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@POLISnetwork: RT @MedMezghani: In Brussels, the public transport operator is not allowed to buy any diesel bus starting from 1st Jan. 2015.

Calendar

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Polis Network News

Registrations open for Polis workshop on air quality

Organised by the Polis Working Group on Environment & Health in Transport in cooperation with the Madrid City Council, the Polis workshop on air quality on 26 November will assess the relation between transport and air quality, and discuss measures for improvement.

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Polis welcomed five new members this Autumn

Nantes Metropole (France) and Thessaloniki's Public Transport Authority (ThePTA, Greece) joined Polis in October, following Helmond (The Netherlands), Rogaland County (Norway) and Bretagne Développement Innovation (France) whose Polis membership was approved by the Polis Management Committee in September.

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Polis position paper on the Urban Mobility package published

Polis' position paper on the Urban mobility package calls for effort for greater coordination and greater engagement of Member State level. Ahead of the Annual Conference and just days after the first meeting of the High level expert group on Urban Mobility, the position paper outlines Polis’ views on the role of the EU for Urban mobility.

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Polis and H3B released 'Thinking Cities' #2

'Thinking Cities' is a magazine published in cooperation between Polis and H3B media. The second issue has just been released. It is a digital edition available to read online while the upcoming issue 3 will be released as print issue at the 2014 Polis Conference.

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European projects

Open call for TIDE Study Tour Catalogue - Extended to 15 January!

Showcase your citiy's urban transport innovation!

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News from the institutions

Lorry cab design safety requirements could be delayed or even dropped

The current discussion between the European Council and the European Parliament on the revision of the directive on Weights and Dimension for Heavy Goods Vehicles could see the ambitious and necessary safety improvements to lorry cab design delayed or even weakened.

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Around Europe and beyond

Online training: Assessing the economic impact of active travel

The World Health Organisation (WHO) announced new dates for live online training of HEAT, the health economic assessment tool to appraise the economic savings and impact of transport infrastructure and policies in relation to the health effects of walking and cycling.

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Creation of International Chair on Automated Driving.

Research institutes, supported by specialised manufacturers announced on October, 31st 2014 the creation of an international research chair on automated driving.

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